Friday, November 14, 2014

Top Ten To Master UPDATED with Sixteen More

Mary Corbet just wrote an article about her top ten embroidery stitches beginners should master--the ones she uses again and again and thinks every embroiderer should know because they are so useful and fundamental to embroidery.   Frankly, I use a lot of embroidery stitches in my needlepoint since I taught myself crewel embroidery before I taught myself needlepoint. In today's embellishment world, they add a lot of zing to my needlepoint without much trouble.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/10/ten-embroidery-stitches-to-know.html

UPDATE:  This article was written two weeks ago but the morning it published, Mary added a list of sixteen dimensional stitches to her website.  So now you have even more reference material to play with the next time you need a bit of texture or oomph for your needlepoint.  Thanks again, Mary!
http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/11/16-stitches-to-add-texture-dimension-to-hand-embroidery.html

Whether you agree with Mary's list or not, you will want to bookmark this page.  Mary being Mary, each and every stitch has a link to a How To Video demonstrating the stitch.  Just click on the green underlined title and away you will go to a video of Mary showing you just how to do this stitch.  Just note that like needlepoint stitches, embroidery stitches have many names.  For example, what Mary calls detached chain stitch I call a lazy daisy stitch!

You call it tomaTOE, I call it toMAto, it's all useful.

Thanks, Mary!

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